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Bellingham’s Killmer falls short in U.S. Open quest

Bellingham golfer Chris Killmer shot a second-round 71 on Monday, June 8, but it wasn’t enough for him to earn an invitation to Chambers Bay for the 2015 U.S Open later this month.

Killmer finished alone in 22nd place at a sectional qualifier held at Tumble Creek Course in Cle Elum with a two-round total of 148. He had an opening round of 77.

Bellevue’s Cheng-Tsung Pan earned medalist honors at the qualifier with a 138 (69-69) to punch his ticket to University Place. Lakewood’s Troy Kelly and Richard Lee of Scottsdale, Ariz., earned the other two qualifying spots to the U.S. Open after they finished tied for second, 1 shot behind Pan, who qualified for the Open for a third time.

The U.S. Open will be held June 18-21.